Despite her best actress win for The Blind Side, Sandra Bullock kept things in perspective when she laughed about her two Razzie wins, for worst actress and worst screen couple. "It's the great equalizer," she said of winning both an Oscar and a Razzie in the same weekend. However, Bullock admits she'll probably put her Razzie awards on "a different shelf, lower" than her Oscar.
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Mindy Hall may have taken home an Oscar for achievement in makeup on Star Trek, but it's pretty clear her favorite part of the filmmaking experience was working with star Chris Pine. "I was all over him," she gushed.
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After an emotional speech for her best supporting actress win, Mo'Nique was the life of the party backstage. Calling reporters "baby" and "sugar," the Precious star laughed off her new position as an Academy Award-winning actress. "I'm a stand-up comedian who won an Oscar," she said.
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Ryan Bingham said the winning best original song, "The Weary Kind," almost went in an entirely different direction, thanks to actor Colin Farrell. "Originally, he sang the song with an Irish accent," Bingham said. "We were all really kind of rooting for him to be an Irish country singer in the movie, but it didn't work out."
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Christoph Waltz called awards season dizzying, mind-boggling, fantastic and very intense. However, the Inglourious Basterds actor had second thoughts about the end of the circus. "Tomorrow, I'm probably sorry that it's over."
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When asked about the distinction between his film work (Up) and TV work (Lost), best original score winner Michael Giacchino cut right through the small talk. "You really wanna know what the end of Lost is, don't you," he said -- surprise -- without revealing a single thing. At least we tried.
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Jeff Bridges was quick to thank the ladies in his life, his daughters and his wife of over 30 years. "She holds that kite string. Lets me go way out there," the Crazy Heart actor said.
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For some, an Academy Award is a huge career boost. For others, like three-time best costume winner Sandy Powell of The Young Victoria, it's a great after-party accessory. "Hopefully I'll be able to get any friends who I'm with in a few more parties, now that I'm holding this," she said of her statue.
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Kathryn Bigelow was chatty and forthcoming with reporters, until she was asked what she was going to say to ex-husband and fellow best director nominee James Cameron for about the hundredth time. "You left me speechless," she told her questioner, before also calling the Avatar director "very inspiring."
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Working for a studio as critically and commercially successful as Pixar can bring a lot of pressure, but best animated feature winner Pete Docter (Up) said there's only "a little bit" of sibling rivalry between the studio's various filmmakers. "When one film does well, we all do well," he said.